Significant Storm Bringing Snow, Sleet & Freezing Rain (Oh, My), to CNY
Gas up the snow plows. Grab the shovels. Another winter storm is on its way with snow, sleet, and freezing rain.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from 7 AM Thursday, December 15 through 1 PM Friday, December 16 for what's being called a 'significant storm.'
Heavy mixed precipitation is possible with total snow and sleet accumulations of 7 to 15 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze are possible.
Snow amounts will be highest in Oneida to Delaware Counties.
Travel could be very difficult, especially during the Thursday evening and Friday morning commutes. The snow is expected to be wet and heavy. That means it could bring down tree branches and power lines, causing scattered power outages throughout Central New York.
If you don't like the snow, look on the bright side. At least we'll have a white Christmas.
Long Range Forecast
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 30.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Thursday: A chance of snow after 1 PM. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.
Thursday Night: Snow. Low around 33.
Friday: Snow. High near 38.
Friday Night: Rain and snow showers, becoming all snow after 9 PM. Low around 31.
Saturday: Snow showers likely, mainly before 1 PM. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
Saturday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Sunday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.